Linked by David Adams on Tue 20th Dec 2011 06:06 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless 2011 will go down in the history books as a great year for tablets mostly for Apple's iPad however, not all tablet vendors fared as well as Apple. It's not for lack of products that prevented Android tablets from taking any market share away from Apple this year. By our calculation, over 100 tablets were introduced since the iPad however, we defy even the most tech-savvy of you to name more than a few of them. What was so wrong with the competition that it failed to make any inroads in the tablet market, at least until the Amazon Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble Nook came along?
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wannabe geek
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2006-09-27

How silly. The business model is pretty much the same as that of PC manufacturers. Is that a flawed business model? Hardware manufacturers should focus on building good, affordable hardware, and let the software to software developers. As a market matures, it usually tends to move from walled gardens to comoditization and open standards. It happened again and again, in personal computers, mobile phones, web browsers and so on. People will only put up with walled gardens when no open alternative of similar quality is available.

Why would people buy an iPad clone with no brand recognition and actually inferior quality for almost the same price? No room to cut prices? seriously?

Oh, and please, remember, "begging the question" is the name of a logical falacy (petitio principii, asuming the initial point), not a synonim of "raising the question".

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